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Old 06-08-2012, 09:18   #31
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Re: Should I take a foldable bike?

Yes, get folding bikes, especially if you like riding anyway and if you have the space for storage. Great exercise as well as a way to get around. We used ours a LOT, even in the Exumas. We have the cheaper West Marine Port Runners...they rode fine even on (most) unimproved roads. We didn't try to break any speed records, and we don't expect they will last too many years, although they've held up pretty well. Just our $0.02!
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Re: Should I take a foldable bike?

On the way home, it hit me....a thought about licences and foldable mopeds. When traveling abroad from Australia, I would get an International Driver's Permit....20 bucks and a passport photo. It is simply a document to help the foreign traffic cop verify you are licensed to drive at home. It was good all over Europe, and if I remember right it was good for a whole lot of other places too. If you can drive a car, you can drive a little 50cc moped....and if it is your moped, you can save a lot of money and trouble finding and renting cars. The only hitch I see is registration. Perhaps the electrobike is more suitable after all....or the good ol' pushie. Some nice old BSA parabikes available out there...
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:55   #33
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Re: Should I take a foldable bike?

Do International Driver's Licenses have motorcycle endorsements?
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Re: Should I take a foldable bike?

They're not really licenses in themselves, they just represent what you have at home, in a foreign language....I'll dig my old ones out and check. Or, you could try RACQ or RACV, for aussie ones....not sure what they have elsewhere. Mine worked fine in Europe. Bargain for 20 bucks. In many countries a car license is ok for 50cc mopeds.

http://www.driveaway.com.au/internat...driving-permit

and the USA's equivalent....cheaper, even:
http://www.aaa.com/Vacation/idpf.html
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:39   #35
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Re: Should I take a foldable bike?


We have a couple of Dahon Curve folders on board in carry bags, they are a great asset for exploring and carrying back supplies, would not be without them.

Even at home if I use the bike in the rain and do not clean and spray the chain it will rust so in a salty environment lavish a bit of TLC, it only takes a few minutes to wipe them down with a rag and spray of WD40 after use and they will last for years.
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